Misaki™ Ceremonial Matcha 20g
Ambrosial with Sweet Umami Undertones
This crème de la crème ceremonial-grade matcha brews an exquisite, buttery-sweet broth of chlorophyll elixir with rich and malty roasted aromas
The crown jewel of our artisan-roasted matcha, Misaki™ uses only the topmost leaves of shade-grown tea trees nurtured for over 30 years before harvest, boasting the sweetest and most luscious taste profile in our range. The captivating aromas of pure umami and roasted caramel can be experienced upon brewing. Packed full of L-theanine and immunity-boosting antioxidants, this rich ambrosia can also be prepared in ‘koicha’ (thick) consistency that can launch you into a transcendent state of alpha-wave nirvana.
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Place 1/2 tsp (approx. 2 bamboo scoops) of matcha (~1g) in matcha bowl, then wet with 15ml (0.5fl oz) of 70ºC/160ºF water. Thoroughly knead mixture using bamboo whisk until smooth paste forms. Add 70ml (2.4fl oz) of remaining water and mix until consistent.
Upon sipping, roll the liquid around the palate to appreciate the full flavor anatomy of the tea.
- Store in a cool dry place, away from moisture, sunlight, and odors
- Refrigerate after opening for maximum flavor and potency
The matcha itself is OUTSTANDING. Truly the best matcha I’ve had and I take my matcha very seriously—the only issue I have is that this container is way too small. Such amazing matcha and the price is justified in its quality, taste and aroma. Just wish there was a larger option for a better deal.
The best ceremonial I’ve tried so far! Even just by opening the bag you are surrounded by a floral smell, very tasty, like cherries and so long lasting. I enjoyed every single sip and I can’t wait to buy it again!
I bought all 3 ceremonial matcha at the same time, so that I could compare the taste of all 3, to decide which one I liked best.
- dry powder: Misaki had the strongest fragrance. Matsu had a light, fresh fragrance. Meiko had the darkest green colour, with average fragrance.
- hot drink: Misaki had the deepest, strongest fragrance. Matsu had a fresh, refined smell that lingers. Meiko’s smell dissipated the fastest
Ease of mixing:
Meiko mixed easiest with hot water. Matsu had the most green tea residue after mixing.
Misaki had a full-bodied, most intense taste, with a bitter aftertaste. Matsu had the freshest, most refined taste.
Easy everyday drink with no bitter aftertaste.
Best for people who like the taste of strong teas.
Best for people who enjoy the fragrance of tea while drinking
- taste is very subjective. I tried my best to be objective, making sure the conditions were the same for all the 3 teas that I tasted
- 1/2 teaspoon of powder used
- Hot water at 65-70degC was used
- I do not have a whisk, so I used a metal teaspoon which may have affected the taste
It's a matcha like no other. I definitely can taste the umami feature after swishing it around in my mouth. It's a bit bitter upon brewing in hot water (which is normal) and I start tasting the caramel feature whenever I make a latte version and it also doesn't taste as bitter (which is normal). Upon drinking it, I definitely feel the benefits of it working. It boost my mood to 110%, I feel very happy for no reason (I'm not complaining), I also feel more relaxed and I get enough energy for the rest of my day. It's a matcha I cannot get enough of. I'm absolutely in love with it.
I was impressed with matsu save for the color, so my expectations for this one are definitely higher. Gorgeous color! Just what I was hoping. That luscious emerald/jade green. Slightly chocolatey aroma. Very soft to the touch. Likewise with the liquid, a serene green appearance. As I poured in more water a unique marine aroma drifted up to my nose. Wish I could explain it but it was gone so quickly. Silky mouth feel. That slightly marine flavor came back again; it's almost fishy in flavor but it comes and goes so quickly. Do not worry though as strange as it is I've only had the sensation a few times in the many sips I've taken. Maybe it's me? Regardless, if you like umami this has a wonderful umami undertone to it. Slightly grassy, no astringency.